Sunday, June 24, 2012

Upcycled Makeup

Did you ever buy a lipstick that was just the wrong color? I'll admit I have a couple of brand new lipsticks that never get used but I can't bear to throw away. After tossing out some old stuff that couldn't be saved, I saw that I had some MAC paint pots that had dried out and were not usable. I was going to toss them with the rest of the dried out mascaras, but the glass containers were too good to waste.
I remember reading a book by makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin, where he talked about taking all his lipsticks and smooshing them onto a palette like paints. That way he could mix the perfect shade every time.  So I took one of my too-pink lipsticks and an old, cheapo lip gloss palette and started smooshing them up and mixing colors together.

After I got a color I liked, I cleaned out the old crusty liquid eye shadow from one of the MAC paint pots and used it for my new lip gloss color. 


raiha khan said...

I like this tip maaan !
no wonder you are best at giving tips ^_^

Sarah Grace said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Don't throw your empties away! If you take 6 of your empty MAC containers back to MAC, you get a free lipstick, lip glass, or eyeshadow! :)

Erika Marsh said...

This is brilliant! I love this idea! I'm so gonna do this! Thanks for sharing this great idea. I always think before I throw stuff out if the container is cool or neat. But I def. don't want to waste lipsticks...I'm not really to big on lipstick but I do have some and this would be a great idea before throwing them away! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is!
and any other posts you'd like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!

Sarah Grace said...

Thank you very much! I will do that!

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